Neilson confirms curiosity in Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan

Robbie Neilson has confirmed his curiosity in signing Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan after watching Hearts wrap up their coaching camp in Spain with a cushty 4-0 victory over Europa on Thursday.

Summer time arrival Alan Forrest notched a brace in-between Gary Mackay-Steven and Euan Henderson strikes within the searing 30 diploma warmth on the south coast. 

Newcomers Jorge Grant and Lewis Neilson additionally impressed of their first outings and Neilson admits he’s nonetheless trying so as to add recent faces, with Ronan excessive up on his record.

The 24-year-old, who spent final season on mortgage at St Mirren, has been advised he can depart the Premier League membership for the fitting value – regarded as £500,000.

Hearts beat Europa 4-0 of their first pre-season pleasant on Thursday in Spain.

Aberdeen supervisor Jim Goodwin can be eager to take him to Pittodrie after signing him for Saints.

Neilson stated: “He (Ronan) clearly did very properly at St Mirren final yr. 

“He’s one among plenty of guys we’re proper for the time being. He’s a Wolves participant and it’ll come all the way down to what they wish to do.

“We’re nonetheless trying to make signings, up entrance, on the again, midfield, in every single place. 

“We simply want so as to add a bit extra and a bit extra.”

Neilson used 19 gamers throughout the 90 minutes towards the Gibraltarians however gave goalkeeper Craig Gordon a relaxation following his exertions with Scotland.

Mackay-Steven set the tone for a dominant show with a end from shut vary within the eighth minute earlier than Forrest opened his account at first of the second interval.

Euan Henderson acquired in on the act earlier than the vigorous Forrest added his second.

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Neilson, who flew again to Edinburgh together with his squad in the present day, added: “I used to be delighted with Alan. I assumed all of the boys did properly within the sport. Alan will enhance extra. 

“He improved at Ayr and Livingston and hopefully he’ll get higher right here as properly.

“I feel he shall be a superb participant for us. We’re solely per week in so it’s solely early doorways however I do assume he offers you tempo and directness.

“It was the primary pre-season sport, no person acquired injured and everyone acquired by way of it so I’m happy. 

“We acquired the brand new guys built-in into the squad and the health ranges went up so it’s been an important journey.”